Richmond Holidays
Richmond Holidays
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Quality Christian holidays in beautiful and exciting locations around the world. Relax and enjoy from the moment you arrive.

Sun, Sail, Worship, Rest.

Fun, relaxing and Christ-centred Christian summer holidays! Come by yourself, with friends or as a family knowing that you have been prayed for before you arrive.

Sun, Ski, Worship, Rest.

Richmond has been providing quality Christian ski holidays since 2007 – let us give you a holiday to remember!

When God speaks to Moses in Exodus 33:14, He reminds us, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest”. What a joy it is that our Heavenly Father loves to be with us in relationship and in rest!

This message is at the heart of each Richmond holiday; we offer you space to relax, explore your faith and invest in friendships. In these incredible locations and at our UK office, our Christian staff teams always start the day with prayer and Bible study, putting God first and seeking His wisdom and blessing for the adventures that lie ahead.

If you’re ready for adventure or seeking rest, we hope to see you in one of our resorts soon!

Heather DaviesHeather Davies
10:52 20 Aug 22
Our whole family had a great time here. The location is stunning and the range of activities meant there was always something for everybody. But the stand out feature are the team who make it all work so seamlessly. We were blessed! Than you!
Ben BlakeBen Blake
14:35 19 Aug 22
Truly amazing, cannot express it enough. If you’re reading this Adam the team definitely deserve that round of ice creams!!! Best staff I’ve ever encountered, so incredibly generous and invested in making our holiday the best it could possibly be!
Ruth AldridgeRuth Aldridge
08:17 18 Aug 22
An absolutely wonderful holiday! I’m trying to work out why… I think it’s a combination of the ease of getting out in the water (the staff get the boats / windsurfs ready and you literally just sail off without any hassle!) combined with a lovely pool / sun lounger area; really good company (getting to know other guests and being able to share and talk at a deeper level) and a great choice of other activities (go karting; outdoor cinema) And then on top of that having spiritual ministry times - I feel my body mind and soul have been fully refreshed!The staff team have been exceptionally friendly and welcoming - they went out of their way to ensure our holiday was as good as possible..I joined others going on early morning cycle rides (best time to do activity in August in Greece - too hot otherwise unless in the water!) and I felt quite virtuous arriving back for breakfast having done some fitness…And on top of all that our 19 yr old has bonded with some other youth and is v keen that we come back next year..We will be back - thank you Richmond for a great week!
Hannah OgdenHannah Ogden
11:13 05 Aug 22
I had a fantastic holiday with friendly staff at a fantastic hotel. I learnt to sail and will definitely be returning. It was a perfect holiday for me since I was a sole traveller but met plenty of people there and had great chances to enjoy a range of water-sports. I would highly recommend. 😁 ⛵️
20:32 28 Jul 22
INCREDIBLE! I visited Samos and had the best 2 weeks. The Richmond staff are AMAZING! They were always smiling, always happy to help. Super patient and kind. They really want to give you the best experience ever. From beginning with the booking of the holiday to the end of the experience Richmond Holidays deserve far more than 5 stars.
Helen MillerHelen Miller
08:31 28 Jul 22
Amazing time with Richmond Holidays in Samos. The staff were brilliant, particularly at teaching us to windsurf and rescuing us when we drifted out to far! 😃☀️🏄‍♀️⛵️
Gary NicholsGary Nichols
07:13 14 Jul 22
My first holiday since the loss of my wife. I was quite apprehensive but I needn't have been. I stayed for 2 weeks and it was wonderful. As many or as few activities as you like but with no pressure.This was truly a Christian holiday: kindness and a loving spirit were very evident.Finally, I must mention the young Richmond staff: absolutely outstanding in every way
Karen WebbKaren Webb
18:50 07 Jul 22
We’ve just finished a wonderful week in Samos. Richmond has a great team looking after you while you are there. We loved the sailing, cycling, windsurfing, kayaking and paddle boarding but a particular highlight is sailing on the catamaran across the fabulous waters off Samos. The hotel is so friendly and we enjoyed the buffet style food. A lovely group of guests and staff meant great dinner conversations with lots of laughter. Can’t wait to go back!!
Rachelle ArnoldRachelle Arnold
18:10 07 Jul 22
Great holiday in a lovely location. Plenty of opportunity to enjoy watersports and much more. Richmond staff were lovely, friendly, welcoming and helpful. Hotel staff were also very pleasant and helpful. Would definitely recommend.
Tim NealTim Neal
11:30 06 Jul 22
What a wonderful, peaceful and relaxing place. The Zephiros is smart and clean and calm, staff are very helpful. The best thing is the wonderful Richmond Team led by Lizzie - they are an energised, spirit filled team, who bring loving kindness to all engagements with them. Whether on the waterfront, out cycling or on excursions - it is a blessing to spend time in their company - thank you all.
Rebecca NealRebecca Neal
11:23 06 Jul 22
Fabulous week, Lizzie and the team looked after us so well. Thank you so much.
Peter WilliamsPeter Williams
19:42 05 Jul 22
Richmond did a great job with our recent summer holiday. Great fellowship as well as great fun
Gill SuttonGill Sutton
21:31 01 Jul 22
Richmond Holidays are able to do more than you dare ask or imagine. The love demonstrated from the moment we met the team was overwhelming and permeated the entire holiday. Their youthful energy and desire to bless us was an unexpected joy . This was the best holiday we have ever had. Activities, rest, fellowship and Jesus' presence in the most idyllic sun drenched setting- what more could we ask for?
Kevin GallagherKevin Gallagher
10:00 24 Jun 22
Our first visit to Samos with Richmond was excellent. The resort team that Richmond have assembled is amazing, every one incredibly helpful, skilful, cheerful and friendly. Opportunities for water sports, cycling, walking and exploring are more than can be exploited even in two weeks and the underpinning Christian ethic and ministry help to create a wonderful and easy ambience and fellowship which enables guests to meet and bond quickly and seamlessly. Very highly recommended.
Hannah BrooksHannah Brooks
18:09 19 Jun 22
It has been the longest wait for this holiday, with everything over the last few years, but it has been so worth it! I can’t think of a box it has not ticked for me.There are so many activities on offer that I had to book two weeks to be able to do everything I wanted to do; sailing, stand up paddle boarding, bike rides, go karting, village visits, Captains BBQ, farm/culinary experience in the mountains (so special) and saying I saw the new top gun in a Greek open air cinema just adds to it. All of this and there was still time to relax by the pool and beach! With the amazing fellowship with guests and staff over the two weeks I am back at work with a spring in my step and working out if I can make my next visit in two months time rather than two years! Thankyou Richmond!
Douglas BarhamDouglas Barham
16:47 21 Mar 22
This company provide a rest. I mean a real rest. A rest for the soul. A rest for the body - in the hot tub. Not for me though as it's ski, ski, ski! Followed by a sauna and a first class 3 course meal. When can I go next?
Claire MathysClaire Mathys
19:39 13 Feb 22
Had a great skiing holiday with Richmond, the staff were fantastic and the chalet is in a brilliant location on the slopes. Prosecco in the hot tub, three course dinners, board games.. a really great and sociable week!
Anthony ThorpeAnthony Thorpe
12:23 01 Nov 21
Outstanding holiday experience; friendly, relaxed and fun staff on hand to make the time what you need it to be. Something for everyone and I thoroughly enjoyed myself as a solo traveller - made friends with lots of guests in an atmosphere of safety and joy, and enjoyed every activity on offer, including the ministry opportunities. Next time I’ll be booking for longer!
Katherine PalmerKatherine Palmer
13:07 04 Oct 21
A beautiful setting, glorious sunshine and an excellent team.
David FinneyDavid Finney
18:42 02 Oct 21
This holiday was both restful and exciting. The times of reflection are relaxing, as was the delightful setting. The sailing can be very exciting when the wind is up and the catamarans are out. It seems that every week i go there is new community forms amongst the guests and often i find that i stay in touch even when the holiday is over. Returning guests seem to be a feature of Richmond holidays. The hotel staff are very welcoming and the Richmond staff never fail to go above and beyond to ensure that the holiday is enjoyable.
Janet RobertsJanet Roberts
18:26 23 Sep 21
Friendly, helpful staff team. Very caring. A great location, fabulous weather and lots to do. Easy to make friends with other guests too, it felt like one big, happy family! Highly recommended.
14:42 23 Sep 21
I absolutely LOVED the week I spent with Richmond. I couldn't fault it. And, I would 100% return EXCEPT SADLY for the price. I simply cannot justify to myself spending TWICE what I would spend on a package holiday (especially given the quite basic rooms provided). The fellowship, team and activities were genuinely excellent but not worth double the price of a holiday. I would usually budget around £600, but this holiday including flight, for a basic room, was almost double at £1,100 (there were also extra charges for day trips on top). Fantastic but too pricey.
Marjorie LomaxMarjorie Lomax
12:59 18 Sep 21
The Richmond team was superb. Nothing was too much trouble for them. I had a thoroughly enjoyable time. James and Melanie Bright were an inspiration as leaders of the spiritual aspect of the holiday. Samos was idyllic.
Dan MaiseyDan Maisey
11:45 02 Sep 21
I have had a couple of holidays with Richmond; a summer break in Samos and skiing. The locations were great, the staff fantastic and I came away from both feeling relaxed and having really enjoyed them. I would definitely recommend.
Jo MayburyJo Maybury
22:19 01 Sep 21
Great holiday with Richmond in Samos - a lovely hotel in a beautiful setting. Apart from sleeping in the sun and swimming in the crystal clear sea, I went sailing, kayaking, early morning paddle boarding and out on a jeep trip to explore the island - green, mountainous, waterfalls, monasteries and village tavernas.The Richmond staff are amazing - friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. They made the whole holiday so straightforward - despite the extra testing, form filling etc.My favourite moments? The open air cinema in a beautiful walled garden one evening, the Sunday service on the terrace overlooking sea and mountains -and the great company.Highly recommended!!!
Sonia KellySonia Kelly
19:32 01 Sep 21
A unique formula! In no particular order, the main ingredients are:water sports, cycling, chilling, guaranteed sunshine ☀️, friendship, worship, fantastic /able youngsters, great outings. Oh! And fab cocktails on the terrace! A great holiday. Have been going for over 10 years and still haven’t done all I want to do, booked to return next year.
Michael FranksMichael Franks
19:02 01 Sep 21
Had a brilliant time on a Richmond Holiday this year. Loved getting involved with all the water sports and that you could use a bike at any time. All the staff were incredible, really helpful and super encouraging. Loved the personal touches of being contacted before the holiday and that seemingly everyone knew our names when we were there too. Brilliant to be in a relaxing place with other Christians and felt super well looked after. Highly recommend.
18:58 01 Sep 21
What an incredible time. Such a friendly and relaxing time! A lovely group of people. You can come on your own and find community or come with someone else and do your own thing. A huge range of water sports to do and great optional excursion day out to really experience more of the local culture and experiences. An incredibly trustworthy holiday company who make sure you’re sorted from transport from the hotel to every detail along the way.
Mike KellyMike Kelly
11:11 01 Sep 21
We are just back from a fabulous holiday with Richmond in Samos, Greece. Lovely people at the hotel, a beautiful island, truly a little slice of heaven on earth. Already booked for next year!
Poppy WaskettPoppy Waskett
16:44 13 Aug 21
I’m not being too bold to say that this Richmond holiday to Samos 2021 has been the best holiday of my life. I had never been on holiday with Richmond before. I was booked for 2 weeks at the beginning of July. Once I got there I loved it so much that I extended my holiday, and then extended it again. I have just finished a 5 week holiday! With the global travel uncertainty with covid I was unsure how this would impact the holiday. But leading up to the holiday and for all the time I was there the staff (both office and resort) were so helpful and reassuring. They went above and beyond to assist with any admin. Not only are they helpful but a joy to communicate with. I was also confident whilst in Samos as all activities were covid safe.The staff team live out Gods love, joy, heart for adventure and service so beautifully. I felt I really got to know team and guests really well. I was travelling alone but made so many good friends. I found it really easy to mix with others even though I was travelling alone, the staff and guests are so inclusive. Eating together has also been a joy: whether just getting to know people, meaningful or spiritual conversations, or laughing so hard you can’t breathe.The fellowship of being around other Christians (both team and guests) has been precious.The encouragement, the ministry and the prayer times have been really spiritually enriching and restorative. It’s been a joy to see and share in what God is doing here in this place and with these people over my holiday. A few ministry highlights were sharing communion, testimonies, worship on the terrace, and spontaneous prayer moments including on paddle boards at sunrise. When you speak with someone and they say those precious words ‘can I pray with you?’, that is so great.Where can I even start with the activities? They have been so fun. I came with a notion that I wanted to learn a new skill - probably sailing. If I’m honest I was a little afraid of deep water, but one week in and I was already enjoying getting out in a single handed dingy. The instruction from the team and the confident assurance that I had in safety on the water with the competent team around (always ready for rescue) made it easy for me to dare to learn and I did. I did level 1 and 2 sailing, start windsurfing in lessons and had plenty of time to practice outside lesson time: the weekly regatta really is something to be remembered! You’ll have to come to discover it! The team have maintained energy, enthusiasm and grace throughout my (long) holiday, from the first day water front with a hilarious obstacle course to them running with the taxi to wave goodbye.Other highlights were group cycle rides to beautiful bays, mountain bikes to a sea jump spot, being taught how to race dive by one of the young people and pebble painting on the terrace with kids and adults. For those preferring a more retreat or physically resting holiday there is all the choice and variety of activity or no activity to make the holiday what you want: trips to beautiful bays, leisurely lunches and mountain villages.I travelled alone but together on this holiday it feels like family. I have a lot of amazing memories from my time Samos, I am already planning my next trip. I could not recommend Richmond Holidays more strongly!
Paul BulkeleyPaul Bulkeley
11:30 30 Jul 21
What a brilliant holiday. It was the perfect combination of family fun, activities and refreshment. The team are brilliant really go the extra mile. The whole family loved it.So much activities enjoyed and we still feel rested. Probably the best windsurfing my son and I have ever enjoyed too…blasted every afternoon!
Reece DougallReece Dougall
18:33 12 Jun 21
Top ski holiday!
Claire HarrisClaire Harris
15:00 02 Mar 21
Over the years we've had many skiing holidays with Richmond and if we weren't satisfied we wouldn't keep going back. We booked a skiing trip for 10 of us over Christmas 2020 which had to be cancelled due to covid and we received our deposit back without asking. With all our dealings with the company we have been very impressed with their Christian ethos. The accommodation isn't luxurious but it's homely and comfortable, the food has always been good, and service is always with a smile. We will be booking again.

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Set sail on the Aegean Sea at the wonderful Zefiros Beach Hotel or relax and unwind by the pool this Summer. 

The mountains await you in the winter, join us in the Three Valleys,  France the ideal base for both the first-time beginner and the wild off-piste adventurer. Learn more about a ski holiday with Richmond.

On every Richmond holiday, our Ministry Leaders run an optional time of worship and teaching to encourage and enrich you in your faith while you enjoy your time away.

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Michelle and Iain Every

25 May - 15 Jun 2023

Michelle and Iain have been married for 30 years, have 5 children, and have recently become grandparents. Iain is a writer and part-time carer for their youngest daughter. Michelle is a self-employed doula and on the leadership team of a doula training company.
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Peter Harwood

10-17 Dec 2022

Peter is currently the Director of Mission for Guildford Diocese having been a vicar of a thriving town centre church in Woking for 17 years. Before that he used to be a doctor specialising in palliative/terminal care of people with AIDS in London.  He loves to see people equipped & released into serving God better wherever they are called.
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Lorraine Kingsley

Lorraine Kingsley

14-28 Jan 2023

Lorraine runs the international charity Toilet Twinning; she has just finished a Masters in applied theology and leadership, and she is training to become an ordained pioneer minister within the Church of England. She is married to Vern; they have three teenagers aged 19, 17 and 15, and a dog called Roobarb.
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Helen and Tim Miller

17-31 Dec 2022

Helen and Tim are both lecturers at Moorlands College where Helen oversees the postgraduate programmes and Tim looks after the foundation year. They have both worked overseas but are now happily settled in Bournemouth, where they are both very involved in their local church.
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Jonny Abbott

Jonny Abbott

31 Dec 2022 - 14 Jan 2023

After many years in church leadership, Jonny has returned to Moorlands Bible College as their College Ambassador. He will be joined by Jonny Riggs, who is the Worship and Compassion Pastor at Coastline Vineyard Church in Bournemouth.
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Sue Wilmot

28 Jan - 11 Feb 2023

Sue is Relationships Director at Wycliffe Bible Translators, who dream of a world where everyone can be changed by Jesus through the Bible, serving local partners worldwide as they bring God’s word to their communities.
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Peter & Sue Burns

25 Feb - 11 Mar 2023

In the Ministry since 2002, Peter is currently Senior Pastor at Nailsea Baptist Church, North Somerset and an Ambassador for Open Doors. Peter is married to Sue, a recently retired Speech & Language Therapist.
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The Richmond staff were lovely and the location was superb. I met wonderful fellow holiday makers. We formed strong bonds and supported each other. It was lovely to know that you could go for a meal, sit on the beach, go on an outing or whatever and have someone to do things with.

Janet, September 19, Samos

I loved being on the waterfront and having Christian fellowship. Such a different atmosphere to staying in ordinary hotels

Carol, October 19, Samos

It was a very pleasant atmosphere in the chalet especially when we were all together at meal times. The facilities and position on the slopes were fantastic and the snow and weather were the icing on the cake.

Gary, April 18, Chalet Des Neiges

To be honest this was our best skiing holiday ever. I couldn’t find fault with anything!

Gary, April 18, Chalet Des Neiges

Fantastic holiday. Great fellowship, friendship, ministry, skiing, food and hospitality. A real credit to the team at Richmond

Tony, April 18, Chalet Des Neiges

The ministry sessions in the evening were excellent - my teenage daughters were keen to attend and found them very accessible and helpful. I loved the week and discovered I loved skiing. I can't wait to come back!

Fiona, April 18, Chalet Des Neiges

I love coming on holiday with Richmond. Nothing is too much trouble and the staff are always so friendly and on hand to help with any issues.

Naomi, April 18, Chalet Des Neiges

Proximity to the slopes and skiing was amazing. Good food and great to have tea and coffee available all day. Very good childcare - the kids felt very at home and relaxed in the wonderful atmosphere.

Cordelia, April 18, Chalet Des Neiges

The holiday was enjoyable in every way. I've come home feeling more refreshed than I have in a long time! The commitment, availability and friendliness of the Richmond team was outstanding.

Jill, July 18, Samos

The scenery was stunning, Fellowship was wonderful and the chalet felt very homely. Food was great and plentiful. We had a wonderful time helped by a very dedicated and delightful Richmond team.

Robert, August 18, French Alps

This is the most amazing holiday we have had. We can’t thank you enough. The team were fantastic and bent over backwards to make us feel welcome. The Christian atmosphere and teaching was fantastic. We will definitely be booking with Richmond again!

Philip, January 19, Chalet Elise

The staff at Chalet Elise were a real team - they were efficient, united, friendly, supportive of each other as well as the guests, and genuinely caring, with a big dose of fun and joie de vivre. Our feeling was that this was a "golden" team, and a beautiful demonstration of what a little piece of the kingdom could be like.

Susannah, December 18, Chalet Elise

The whole team were brilliant and they were very competently led by Lydia. They all had great characters, and I think I have to say they were one of the best teams I have experienced. There was just something special about them as a team that I can't quantify in words.

Frances, December 18, Chalet Elise
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